Friday Finds (Oops...A Little Late!) - Week 1

"Friday Finds" is a weekly event hosted by Should Be Reading. It's to share what amazing books I've found out about in this past week!

Books I Found:

Be Polite to Hitler by Robb Forman Dew (Not yet released)

After teaching and raising her family for most of her life, Agnes Scofield realizes she is truly weary of her routine. But how, at 51, to establish a separate identity?
Her newfound freedom may not sit so well with the rest of the Scofields, who operate strictly within the confines of polite Midwestern values. They'd be polite to Hitler if need be. But underneath the façade, private triumphs and tragedies---including struggles with alcoholism and illicit affairs-simmer, and Agnes finds herself becoming even more entangled in the family web.
BEING POLITE TO HITLER is a richly wrought portrait of a woman coming into her own in the middle of her life and a family that experiences passions, joys, and grief against the backdrop of the post-WWII era.

Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac
by Gabrielle Zevin

In her imaginative second novel, an unusual love story, the highly acclaimed author of Elsewhere offers a unique exploration of teenage identity and self-discovery. The heroine, a teen who is forced to re-invent herself and reconstruct her life after she suffers a head injury that leaves her with a four-year memory loss, grapples with many issues teens will find familiar: romance, changing friendships, and a dysfunctional family. But this teen s amnesia gives her the perspective to see herself and others clearly for the very first time. At times funny and always thought provoking, this tale effectively touches upon themes of chance, loss, and choice, in a moving story readers won t soon forget.

I cannot wait to get my hands on these books! What have you found this week?

1 comment:

  1. Teenage Amnesiac was one of the books which got me back into reading a lot more YA a few years ago after a period when I'd stuck mainly to adult crime - great pick!


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